Archive for the 'The Media' Category


Why Is John Oliver So Good?

1. He tells a story. America is built on narrative. Although BuzzFeed has made inroads, it’s got no soul and no true fans, because the way you make people bond to you is by going deep, by hooking them and drawing them in like an angler lands a fish. You can’t be too aggressive, you […]

Suze Orman

She reminds me of my father. I never watched her CNBC show, I really had no idea who she was, but Felice kept turning her on at 6 every Saturday and I’ve become hooked. Because she’s the voice of reason in an unreasonable world. I like to think I know everything. But I was stunned […]

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

An eight year old girl in war-torn Chechnya? Really? It’s a girl’s book. I’ve never heard any guy talk about it. When it comes to the domestic sagas of overseas personages the females eat them up and the males don’t even start. Which is why I had no intention of reading Anthony Marra’s “A Constellation […]

The Gone Girl Movie

I loved the book and I love David Fincher but I did not love this movie. The tone was wrong. The book is a romp. A devilish delight that you cannot put down. You ride the plot twists like a roller coaster and forget about it when it’s finished, just like your afternoon at the […]